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2014-10-06 12:30:45

blu eCigs Readies for blu PLUS+ Retail Launch in Fall 2014; Showcases its latest Electronic Cigarette at NACS Trade Show at Booth Number 1562 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- blu eCigs recently unveiled its new blu PLUS+(TM) Rechargeable Kit to its reward customers, offering an enhanced rechargeable kit that has been redesigned to better fulfill adult smokers' desire for more satisfaction through a consistent, enjoyable experience. After the overwhelming response, the...

2014-10-06 12:28:39

- Belk continues breast cancer awareness efforts through its yearly Pink is Our Passion campaign CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Belk and Ralph Lauren Corporation have unveiled a partnership focused on increasing breast cancer awareness. As a key component of the partnership, Ralph Lauren's "Lauren Pink" capsule collection will include a new sneaker to be sold exclusively in Belk stores and on www.belk.com to benefit the Belk Women's Health Fund established at...

2014-10-06 08:30:40

Local CITGO Marketer Helps Ease Financial Burden on Families of Pediatric Cancer Patients HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Mid-State Petroleum and CITGO Petroleum Corporation donated $1,250 in CITGO Gift Cards for use as raffle prizes during the 4th Annual Emily's Kids Foundation charity motorcycle ride on Sept. 7, 2014. The ride raised nearly $4,000 for Emily's Kids Foundation and will be used to provide gas cards, parking passes and meals to the...

2014-10-06 08:21:16

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH) today announced it will release fiscal 2014 third quarter financial results on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30 A.M. (Eastern). Senior management will hold a conference call on October 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern). To access the live broadcast of the call over the Internet go to:www.sonicautomotive.com The conference call will also be available live by dialing in 10 minutes prior to the start of...

2014-10-03 23:04:03

Everything we eat depends on the soil, but its health is threatened. Living Web Farms, in North Carolina, works to restore dynamic, fertile, soil, and raise awareness about the soil microorganisms essential for all life on earth. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 On October 11th, 2014, Living Web Farms will host a workshop about soil ecology, helping farmers as well as eaters to understand the importance of soil life to all other life. Using a combination of classroom instruction,...

2014-10-03 16:20:42

TROY, Mich., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High school and middle school students in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will learn about high-tech careers in manufacturing when they visit Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) plants during Manufacturing Day activities this month. "We hope to inspire young people to consider opportunities in the strong and growing manufacturing sector," said Wayne Watson, general manager, Operations, Americas. "In the years ahead, manufacturing will...

2014-10-03 12:26:40

SANFORD, N.C., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp. ("Frontier") announced today the promotion of Robin Perkins to Chief Executive Officer, effective October 3, 2014. In conjunction with the promotion, John L. Bakane is retiring from full-time responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer, and he will remain involved with Frontier as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Frontier is owned by affiliates of American Securities LLC, a New York-based...

2014-10-02 16:27:33

Rockingham Manor renamed to PruittHealth - Rockingham ROCKINGHAM, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PruittHealth announced yesterday that it has officially taken over operations of Rockingham Manor in Rockingham, North Carolina. Now known as PruittHealth - Rockingham, this new skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has enabled the PruittHealth Family of Providers to expand its service coverage in more areas of the Southeast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141002/150053...

2014-10-02 16:24:02

Advertisements will be focused in NH, NH, & AR. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Bolton's SuperPAC released three statewide advertisements in North Carolina, Arkansas, and New Hampshire highlighting President Obama's weak leadership and reluctance to issue a definitive and uncompromising condemnation of the Islamic State (ISIS). The campaign includes three state specific versions of a web ad titled "America First," one in support of former Senator Scott Brown in New...

2014-10-02 12:27:34

Sweeping changes to database selection enables consortium to stay within budget and expand diversity of content and services to members ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NC LIVE, a renowned consortium that provides digital content and services to public and academic libraries in North Carolina, is replacing a significant portion of its cadre of databases with ProQuest resources, enabling it to work within tight budget parameters without sacrificing quality to its member...


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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